I wish to build myself a NAS and I figured that a 32GB SDHC (on which the Arch Linux ARM is installed) won't quite cut it. I would very much want to connect my 2TB Seagate Expansion Drive but how safe would it be to keep it connected like all the time?
My concerns usually deal with
- The likeliness of any corruption of data that may occur due to the waves transmitted as the hard drive is magnetic in nature and kept in the close vicinity of the Pi 4.
- The likeliness of data loss due to power outage as such an event would take place abruptly and there would be no time for measures like unmounting and all to have taken place.
- Is the Pi 4's USB3.0 port capable of providing sufficient power to the external magnetic hard drive? It might require more power than solid state drives due to moving parts. :P
I would be thankful to have answers of these questions.
Sincere apologies for my bad English.